Sable&Hawkes delivers positioning, prospectus and website for Cambridge college


Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies is a specialist, independent sixth-form college based in Cambridge, that tutors young adults from the UK and internationally. Sable&Hawkes was appointed by recommendation and charged with delivering a new college strapline and competitive position, prospectus and corporate website.


Sable&Hawkes worked closely with the CCSS team over the course of an academic year, researching the market and competitive environment, interviewing key stakeholders and presenting a brand audit and subsequent position review.

Its key objectives for the brand audit stage were to:

  • Identify the equities and associations of the CCSS brand among the target audiences
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the CCSS proposition in relation to the priorities of the target audiences
  • Assess attitudes to CCSS compared to the competition in and around Cambridge.

This work then fed into the overall creative approach, informing editorial and visual design.

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About Sable&Hawkes
Sable&Hawkes are a design communications company.

We work with our clients to deliver:

Naming, brand positioning, competitor and communications audits, stakeholder interviews, tone of voice, creative copy writing and ongoing brand management.
Brand identity, copy writing, digital media, corporate and marketing literature, direct mail, advertising, exhibitions and campaigns.
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Sable&Hawkes are a graphic design company based in Cambridge. We deliver brand positioning, visual identity solutions, creative direction and corporate and promotional design in print and online.